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neutralization

A reaction between an acid and a base.

decomposition

A reaction where a single compound is broken down into two or more substances.

combination

A reaction where 2 or more substances react to form a single substance.

single replacement

A reaction where a metal usually replaces a positive ion in a compound.

combustion

This type of reaction always involves O2.

skeleton equation

An equation showing the substances involved in a reaction.

balanced equation

An equation showing the substances involved in a reaction and their lowest whole number ratios.

product

The resulting substance(s) after a reaction.

reactant

The starting substance(s) in a reaction.

catalyst

A substance that speeds a reaction, but is not consumed and is written with the yields arrow.

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